Head cross country/assistant track coach Mike Nelson on Edwards:
High School: Edwards was a two-year letter winner in cross country and track and field at Appleton North High School... Was the No.1 distance runner on the track team in 2012 for the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs ... Helped track and field team to a conference championship in 2011... Won the Fox Valley Association Conference Championship for relays in 2010 and 2013... Anchored in two consecutive conference relay championships for the distance medley relay... Was a conference champion in 2012 in the 3,200 and in 2012 and 2013 for the 1,600 ... Won a regional championship in both the 1,600 and 3,200 in 2013... Placed third in the WTFA indoor state meet in the 1,600 in 2013... Qualified for the state meet in 2013 in three events.... Holds a personal record in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59, the 1,600 of 4:20, the 3,200 of 9:33 and in the 5k of 16:28... Earned the PaceSetters Running Club Scholarship and the Paul Engen Leadership Award.
Personal: Born in Rochester, N.Y., to John and Jill Edwards ... Oldest of five children ... Siblings are Elise, Abby, Asher and Linnea ... Plans to major in business and entrepreneurship.